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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience




Librivox recording of On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau.

Read by Gord Mackenzie.

Civil Disobedience is an essay by Henry David Thoreau. Published in 1849 under the title Resistance to Civil Government, it expressed Thoreau’s belief that people should not allow governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that people have a duty both to avoid doing injustice directly and to avoid allowing their acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War.

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Reviewer: olc11 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 13, 2011
Subject: Really excellent reading!
The reading could not be better: one could easily believe, that the book is read by the author itself!
It is also tecnically perfect.
Thank you very much!
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